“It’s the age of memoirs,” says Wendy Salinger, who teaches memoir writing at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and was interviewed by The New York Times for a recent article on the growing popularity of the genre.
At Story Trust, we’re obviously big fans of memoir writing. In addition to helping families and businesses tell their stories, we also enjoy reading memoirs, and we have collected this eclectic list of our favorites from 2014, which we hope you enjoy.
- In the Unlikeliest of Places: How Nachman Libeskind Survived the Nazis, Gulags, and Soviet Communism, by Annette Libeskind Berkovits
- Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island, by Will Harlan
- Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir, by Roz Chast. A National Book Award Finalist.
- Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me, by Bryan Bishop
- The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life, by Andy Miller
- As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes
- The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World, by Leon Logothetis
- A House in the Sky: A Memoir, by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
- Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, by Sandeep Jauhar
- My Favorite Things, by Maira Kalman
For samples of the memoirs we produce, please click here.
Photo courtesy of Jens Schott Knudsen